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A Note To Kate In Grantham, NH   4 comments

Red Rock Country IMG_0900 5X7 blogRed Rock Country South Of Sedona, Arizona — Image by kenne

March

Lists help,
composed during long afternoon showers.

Though just now, crossing off
alphabetize books in study

and moving on to vacuum stairs,
I find clumps of white hair on the rug.

The dog is shedding.
She thinks spring is coming.

— Wendy Mnookin

Truth Never Dies   Leave a comment

Katie's Painting - 99 framedGuest Artist, Katie Turner Bailey

Katie FaceBook Profile II

Truth never dies. The ages come and go.
    The mountains wear away, the stars retire.
Destruction lays earth’s mighty cities low;
    And empires, states and dynasties expire;
But caught and handed onward by the wise,
    Truth never dies.

Though unreceived and scoffed at through the years,
    Though made the butt of ridicule and jest,
Though held aloft for mockery and jeers,
    Denied by those of transient power possessed,
Insulted by the insolence of lies,
    Truth never dies.

It answers not. It does not take offense,
    But with a mighty silence bides its time.
As some great cliff that braves the elements
    And lifts through all the storms its head sublime,
It ever stands, uplifted by the wise,
    And never dies.

As rests the Sphinx amid Egyptian sands;
    As looms on high the snowy peak and crest;
As firm and patient as Gibraltar stands,
    So truth, unwearied, waits the era blest
When men shall turn to it with great surprise.
    Truth never dies.

— Anonymous

Silhouettes by Katie   2 comments

Silhouette granddad and jaxon blogkenne and Grandson Jaxon

Silhouette granddad and Jaxon - 2 blogkenne and Grandson Jaxon

silhouette katelyn blogGranddaughter Katelyn

Silhouette katelyn - 2 blogGranddaughter Katelyn
(iPhone Images by Katie Turner Bailey)

During the week of March 12th, son David, granddaughter Katelyn,
daughter Katie, grandsons Nick and Jaxon visited Joy and me in Tucson.
Each day would end watching the sunset from the patio.
On several occasions, Katie took images with her iPhone.

— kenne

Peace of Mind   Leave a comment

Motorcycle Sunset (1 of 1)-2 blog zenSunset image on the back of Mat Bailey’s motorcycle by Katie Turner Bailey, computer art rendering by kenne

“Peace of mind produces right values,

right values produce right thoughts.

Right thoughts produce right actions

and right actions produce work

which will be a material reflection

for others to see of the serenity

at the center of it all.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

Kate Captures The Moment   1 comment

Poudre River (1 of 1)-2 Kate Art blogKate Captures The Moment — Image by kenne

All photographs

are memento mori.

To take a photograph

is to participate

in another person’s (or thing’s)

mortality, vulnerability, mutability.

Precisely by slicing

out this moment and freezing it,

all photographs testify to

time’s relentless melt.

— Susan Sontag

 

Capturing The Moment — Mother and Son   5 comments

Kate & Jaxon (1 of 1) 1x1_edit blog“Mother and Son” Katie Turner Bailey & Kenne Jaxon Bailey (September 14, 2014) — Image by kenne

She is special.

The gate-keeper

To his life,

Knowing when to open

When to close —

Protecting;

Sharing;

Comforting;

Loving.

She is special,

She is a

Mother —

He is special.

— kenne

Do You Like Your Smartphone To Facebook Photos?   Leave a comment

Kate Along the shore (1 of 1) blogOriginal Image of Kate in the Surf

Kate Caught In The Tide (1 of 1) blogFacebook Image

A few postings back, I posted the above photo, which I took off Facebook, of daughter Kate alone the Del Mar, California shore. I did a little Photoshop work on the photo, but wasn’t pleased — still I posted it because I like the captured image of Kate.

Later, I ask Kate if she could send me the original, which she did — much better, containing more pixels than the one I got off Facebook. I know Kate uses filters on many photos she shares on Facebook and she may have in this case — I didn’t ask.

It’s so easy to capture the moment, but often the user is thinking about sharing the moment rather than taking a quality photograph to share. Once a quality photo is captured, which Kate’s friend did, then you can use filters and third-party camera apps to share quality images you have captured.

At the end of the day, it is important to remember that whatever camera you may use to capture the moment, the best camera is always the one you have with you. So, think taking good photographs and not snapshots.

kenne

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